Plutarch, The lives of the noble Grecians and Romaines, 1603 - Julius Caesar, p.712.

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Date:1603

Description:The story of Julius Caesar, as read by Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s first knowledge of Latin and the Roman heroes had been acquired at school, and later for his play Julius Caesar he took the story of the death of Caesar and the fate of Marcus Brutus from Plutarch’s Lives of Caesar, Antony and Brutus.

Full title: Plutarch, The lives of the noble Grecians and Romaines compared together Translated out of Greeke into French by James Amiot... and out of French into English by Sir Thomas North, Imprinted at London by Richard Field for Thomas Wight, 1603.


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